Takmičarska selekcija 2011

Storyteller

Nicolas Provost 07:41, Color, Mute, BE, 2010 The City of Lights; Sin City. Hollywood movies have etched Las Vegas in our collective memory: an absurd place where reality is suspended, where people go to forget their everyday sorrows, to find entertainment or to pursue a lifelong dream of easily acquired wealth. When we imagine the […]

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Black Rain

Semiconductor 03:02, BW, Stereo, GB, 2009 One of Semiconductor’s long-term fascinations is imagery of outer space; the artists have collaborated with NASA scientists on several occasions. Semiconductor’s previous work ‘Brilliant Noise’ looked into the sun; ‘Black Rain’ is a continuation of their use of NASA images, this time with raw scientific satellite data that has […]

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La Tristesse Riche / Het Rijke Verdriet

Erwin Olaf 10:30, Color, Stereo, NL, 2010 In a number of his films Erwin Olaf serves up perfect worlds in which dazzlingly beautiful people in crease-resistant clothing move through sublime interiors, unapproachable and emotionless. There’s not a blemish in sight, until Olaf himself introduces cracks in this perfect surface. That is also what happens in […]

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Stardust

Nicolas Provost 19:52, Color, Stereo, US, 2010 Provost analyzes and plays with film genres, editing techniques, sound and plot, always keeping emotions and beauty central to the experience. ‘Stardust’ is the second part of a trilogy in which Nicolas Provost blurs the boundaries between fiction and reality. For this trilogy, Provost has chosen three iconic […]

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Circle

Minna Parkkinen 06:00, Color, DolbySR, FI, 2010 „Circle“ illustrates the devastating sorrow caused by the death of a loved one, the interim survival, and slow recovery. The film, which is the final part of a trilogy, depicts the joy of life returning and the perception of beauty and mystery in everyday life.

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Mitä kuuluu

Risto-Pekka Blom 03:20, Color, Stereo, FI, 2010 The video work combines distressed and contented sounds of a baby with images of adult men and women acting out the sounds and the feelings that they carry. The work deals, in a humorous way, with our innate need to feel accepted, loved and happy.

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